Black America Since MLK

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state

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MLK and Young Black Activists

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In the late 1960s, many young black activists saw Dr. King as out of touch. Watch Nov. 15.



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Social Media and Social Justice

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Explore the role of social media in furthering social justice. Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Media Response to Hurricane Katrina

02:10

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Racial Profiling

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Racial profiling has led to tragedy on several occasions. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

The Million Man March

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The Million Man March took place in 1995 in Washington, D.C.. Watch Nov 15 & 22.

Affirmative Action

02:24

In the 1970s, backlash against affirmative action was in full swing. Watch Nov. 15 & 22.

Black Celebrities in the 1980s

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See how success of black public figures in the 1980s changed America. Nov. 15 & 22.